"Smart Market Solutions to Help Your Business Gain Edge over Competitors"

In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (IFE Hardware (Portable IFE System, and Non-Portable IFE System), IFE Connectivity (Wired Connectivity, and Wireless Connectivity), and IFE Content), By Class (First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy Class, and Economy Class), By Aircraft Type (Narrow Body, Wide Body, Business Jets, and Regional Aircraft), By End-User and Regional Forecast 2020-2027

Region : Global | Format: PDF | Report ID: FBI102519

 

KEY MARKET INSIGHTS

Play Audio Listen to Audio Version

The global in-flight entertainment & connectivity market size was USD 5.71 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 7.68 billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 9.76% during the forecast period.

COVID-19 Cover

This report covers COVID-19 impact analysis on In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity Market

Request Sample

The in-flight entertainment & connectivity (IFEC) system enhances the passenger's travel experience and makes them feel safe and comfortable during air travel. These technology devices are portable and non-portable. Recently, airline operators started to offer in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems that permit passengers to use the mobile phone and video stream on personal devices using the in-flight Wi-Fi facility.


The rise in the number of air passengers is the primary factor driving the growth of the market during the forecast period. According to Airport Council International (ACI), in 2019, the global airline carried around 9.10 billion passengers, an increase of 3.5% compared to 2018. However, in 2020, the COVID-19 impact has a drastic impact on global air passenger traffic. According to ACI, post-COVID-19 effect, the number of passenger travel has reduced to around 59% compared to 2019. This has changed the dynamics of the global inflight entertainment and connectivity market.


Decline in Adoption of IFEC System amid COVID-19 to Hinder Growth


The aviation industry has witnessed a significant impact of COVID-19. The decline in commercial aircraft deliveries amid the coronavirus outbreak has impacted the sale of the IFEC system for airline operators. This factor is expected to hamper the market growth during the forecast period. In July 2020, Panasonic Aviation Corporation released its first-quarter report and confirmed a decline in the sale of IFEC hardware and repair and maintenance services. However, several key players are focusing on adopting new strategies to overcome the impact of the novel coronavirus.


LATEST TRENDS


Request a Free sample to learn more about this report.


Increasing Adoption of SATCOM Technology to Aid Market Growth


In satellite communication technology, the higher the frequency, the more bandwidth is available, and the higher the bandwidth, the more data can be transferred. In SATCOM, different frequency bands are present such as L, S, C, X, Ku, K, and Ka. The Ka-band utilizes a 26.5-40GHz range, which is the largest frequency range among other bands. Thus, the Ka-band offers high-speed transmission of information compared to other frequency bands such as Ku-band and L-band. Consequently, the airlines are looking forward to offering an in-flight entertainment & connectivity framework based on the Ka-band SATCOM network. This technology is expected to reduce data streaming time and offer high-speed internet access.


In August 2020, DC Aviation Group announced plans to upgrade its global 5000 aircraft with SCS Elite (Elite Smart Cabin System) designed by Gogo, LLC. The company further mentioned that the aircraft was equipped with a new satellite communication system and an Inmarsat SwiftBroadband high data rate service.


DRIVING FACTORS


Growing Need to Improve Passengers In-Flight Experience to Drive Market Growth


The cabin interiors, comfortable seat structures, entertainment solutions, and high-speed internet access facilities together play an essential role in improving the passenger’s overall travel experience. Therefore, the key IFE service providers in the market are focusing on developing technologically advanced solutions that help keep passengers delighted and safe during long haul flights. Besides, the airline operators invest in modernizing the IFE connectivity and content facilities to replace conventional solutions. Also, the low-cost carriers are replacing the conventional aircraft seating structures integrated with in-flight entertainment systems with premium seat structure, which is expected to propel the growth of the market during the forecast period.


Increasing Focus on Maintenance of IFEC Equipment to Propel Market Growth


Improper handling of airplane IFEC equipment by passengers can increase the chances of damage to an IFE hardware system and associated components. Subsequently, the failure of such electronic devices results in the frequent maintenance of these gadgets. This, in turn, upsurges the demand for repairing and replacing the hardware component. The increasing focus on maintenance and repair activities is expected to bode well for the market growth


RESTRAINING FACTORS


Complex IFEC System Design Architecture to Impede the Market Growth


The complete in-flight entertainment & connectivity system architecture comprises the hardware setup, hassle-free connectivity solution, and large data content for media streaming, which increases the design complexity. Moreover, the IFEC hardware system includes costly media devices such as gaming consoles, monitors, headphones, and electronic media devices. The damage to these devices requires a high cost associated with the repair service. This increases the overall operating cost of the IFEC hardware system. These factors are likely to hamper the market growth during the forecast period. However, the rising trend of offering media content streaming on passenger’s own devices can overcome the restraining factor in upcoming years.


SEGMENTATION


By Type Analysis


To know how our report can help streamline your business, Speak to Analyst


IFE Content Segment to Register Highest Growth due to Increasing Adoption of SATCOM Technology


Based on type, the market is segmented into IFE hardware, IFE connectivity, and IFE content.


The IFE hardware segment is subdivided into a portable IFE system and a non-portable IFE system. The IFE hardware segment is estimated to hold a major market share in the base year due to increased aircraft deliveries. In 2019, Airbus SE delivered a total of 863 aircraft compared to 800 in 2018.


The IFE connectivity segment is further split into wired connectivity and wireless connectivity. This segment is likely to experience significant growth during the forecast period due to the rise in demand for wireless inflight entertainment solutions. For instance, in September 2020, Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. introduced its new battery or aircraft-powered portable wireless IFE solution, Airconnect Go 2.0. This portable WIFI allows the passenger to stream media content on their mobile phones.


The IFE content segment is anticipated to grow with the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This growth is attributed to the growing adoption of advanced SATCOM technology-based inflight connectivity services. SATCOM-based IFEC system provides high-speed internet access to the passenger for media content streaming that helps airline operators to keep passengers happy, engaged, and feel safe during the flight.


By Class Analysis


Growing Installation of Premium Economy Class Seats from Low-Cost Airlines to Spur Demand


In terms of class, the market is divided into first-class, business class, premium economy class, and economy class.


The business class segment dominates the market with a large share in 2019. This large share is attributed to the growing focus of airline operators on offering more comfort and safety and enhanced inflight experience by providing them premium facilities. Besides, the increasing spending on premium traveling by passengers is anticipated to drive the business class segment's growth.


The premium economy class segment is anticipated to grow with the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This growth is due to the upsurge in installing premium economy class seats by the low-cost carriers to provide a passenger an improved traveling experience. Besides, most air travelers prefer premium economy class over business class due to the high cost of business class tickets.


By Aircraft Type Analysis


Increase in Orders for Narrow-Body Aircraft for Long Haul to Drive Growth


The market based on aircraft type includes narrow-body aircraft, wide-body aircraft, business jets, and regional aircraft.


The narrow-body aircraft type segment is projected to dominate the market during the forecast period. This is due to the increasing demand for narrow-body aircraft from low-cost carriers to provide domestic and international air travel services.


By End-User Analysis


OEM Segment to Account for Dominant Market Share


In terms of end-user, the market is divided into OEM and aftermarket.


Among these, the aftermarket segment registered the largest market share in 2019. This growth is due to the increased up-gradation of current fleets to improve passenger comfort and safety.


The OEM segment is anticipated to grow at a higher growth rate during the forecast period. This growth is attributed to the development of advanced seat structures integrated with advanced IFE systems for commercial, long-haul flights across the world.


REGIONAL INSIGHTS


North America In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity Market Size, 2019 (USD Billion)

To get more information on the regional analysis of this market, Request a Free sample


In terms of geography, the in-flight entertainment & connectivity market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Rest of the World.


In 2019, North America stood at USD 2.10 billion. The dominance of North America is due to the increasing demand for electric jets and long-range business jets in the U.S. Moreover, several key market players in the U.S. such as Panasonic Avionics Corporation, Gogo LLC, and Collins Aerospace, among others, are likely to boost the market growth in the region. In addition to this, North America has the presence of top airline operators in the world. The U.S. registered 13,000 jet aircraft during 2019 to propel the demand for advanced in-flight entertainment & connectivity systems during the forecast period.


Europe is estimated to hold the second-largest market share owing to the rising adoption of 5G technology in the aviation industry. This will facilitate the adoption and up-gradation of the IFEC system to enhance in-flight connectivity. Furthermore, Europe has primary market players such as Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co. KG, Safran, and Thales group.  These factors help to drive the growth of the market in Europe.


The market in Asia Pacific is projected to grow at the highest growth rate during the forecast period. This growth is due to the rising adoption of the in-flight entertainment & connectivity system by low-cost airline carriers to enhance passengers' travel experience. Besides, the rising number of air passengers in developing countries such as China and India is likely to support the region's growth.


The market in the Middle East is anticipated to showcase significant growth during the forecast period owing to the major number of air passengers in this region. Besides, the rising investment by the airline operators to provide an improved inflight experience to the passenger is driving the market.


Rest of the World is anticipated to showcase moderate growth in the market due to the increasing number of air passengers in the region.


KEY INDUSTRY PLAYERS


Key Players Focusing on Product Innovation to Offer Wide Range of IFEC Solutions to Sustain in Market


The global in-flight entertainment & connectivity market is fragmented with several key players such as Panasonic Avionics Corporation, Gogo LLC, Collins Aerospace, Burrana Pty Ltd, and Viasat, Inc., among others. These key players involved in the market are mainly focusing on the innovation and development of new IFEC technology.


The strategic acquisition and the increasing investment in research and development activities are a few additional factors responsible for the dominance of these companies. For Instance, in June 2020, Burrana Pty Ltd launched its new in-flight entertainment & connectivity platform, known as RISE. This new IFEC platform is expected to improve the passenger experience, operational efficiency, and help airline operators increase revenue generation and reduce capital and operating budget.


LIST OF KEY COMPANIES PROFILED:



  • Astronics Corporation (The U.S.)

  • Burrana Pty Ltd (Australia)

  • Collins Aerospace (The U.S.)

  • FDS Avionics Corp. (The U.S.)

  • Global Eagle Entertainment, Inc. (The U.S.)

  • Gogo LLC (The U.S.)

  • Honeywell International Inc (The U.S.)

  • Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)

  • Panasonic Avionics Corporation (The U.S.)

  • Safran (France)

  • Sitaonair (Switzerland)

  • SmartSky Networks, LLC (The U.S.)

  • Thales Group (France)

  • Viasat, Inc. (The U.S.)


KEY INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS:



  • July 2020 –Panasonic Avionics Corporation, headquartered in the U.S., announced that the company has been selected by the Air Liban, the Middle East Airline operator, to provide IFEC solutions for 15 Airbus A321 family aircraft.

  • July 2020 – Qingdao Airline’s A320 completed its first flying with an integrated Ka-band Satcom based IFEC system. This is the first aircraft in china that has a high-speed IFEC system. China Satcom and China TDT LINK provide Ka-band SATCOM services through the CS-16 Ka-HTS satellite.


REPORT COVERAGE


An Infographic Representation of In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity Market

To get information on various segments, share your queries with us



The in-flight entertainment & connectivity market research report provides a detailed analysis of the market. It encompasses key aspects such as R&D capabilities and optimization of the manufacturing process. The report also offers insights into the global market for in-flight entertainment & connectivity trends and highlights key industry developments. In addition to the aforementioned factors, the report encompasses several factors that have contributed to advanced market growth.


Report Scope & Segmentation














































 ATTRIBUTE



  DETAILS



Study Period



  2016-2027



Base Year



  2019



Forecast Period



  2020-2027



Historical Period



  2016-2018



Unit



  Value (USD Billion)



By Segmentation



By Type



  • IFE Hardware


    • Portable IFE System

    • Non-Portable IFE System


  • IFE Connectivity


    • Wired Connectivity

    • Wireless Connectivity


  • IFE Content



By Class



  • First Class

  • Business Class

  • Premium Economy Class

  • Economy Class



By Aircraft Type



  • Narrow Body Aircraft

  • Wide-Body Aircraft

  • Business Jets

  • Regional Aircraft



By End-User



  • OEM

  • Aftermarket



By Region



  • North America (By Type, Class, Aircraft Type, End-User, and By Country)




    • The U.S. (By Type)

    • Canada (By Type)




  • Europe (By Type, Class, Aircraft Type, End-User, and By Country)




    • The U.K (By Type)

    • Germany (By Type)

    • France (By Type)

    • Russia (By Type)

    • Rest of Europe (By Type)




  • Asia-Pacific (By Type, Class, Aircraft Type, End-User, and By Country)




    • China (By Type)

    • Japan (By Type)

    • India (By Type)

    • Singapore (By Type)

    • Rest of Asia Pacific (By Type)




  • The Middle East (By Type, Class, Aircraft Type, End-User, and By Country)




    • Saudi Arabia (By Type)

    • UAE (By Type)

    • Qatar (By Type)

    • Rest of the Middle East (By Type)




  • Rest of the World (By Type, Class, Aircraft Type, End-User, and By Sub-region)




    • Latin America (By Type)

    • Africa (By Type)




Frequently Asked Questions

Fortune Business Insights says that the global market size was USD 5.71 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 7.68 billion by 2027.

The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.76% during the forecast period (2020-2027).

The IFE content product segment is anticipated to be the leading segment in this market between 2020-2027.

The increasing demand for more comfortable and safe aircraft seats is the key factor that is expected to drive the growth of the market.

Panasonic Avionics Corporation, Gogo LLC, Collins Aerospace, Burrana Pty Ltd, and Viasat, Inc. are some of the key players involved in the global market.

North America held the largest share in the market in 2019.

Seeking Comprehensive Intelligence on Different Markets?
Get in Touch with Our Experts

Speak to an Expert
In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity Market Size, Share and Global Industry Trend Forecast till 2026
  • Dec, 2020
  • 2019
  • 2016-2018
  • 200

    CHOOSE LICENSE TYPE

  • 4850
    6850
    8850

Personalize this Research

  • Granular Research on Specified Regions or Segments
  • Companies Profiled based on User Requirement
  • Broader Insights Pertaining to a Specific Segment or Region
  • Breaking Down Competitive Landscape as per Your Requirement
  • Other Specific Requirement on Customization
Request Customization Banner

Client Testimonials

“We are happy with the professionalism of your in-house research team as well as the quality of your research reports. Looking forward to work together on similar projects”

- One of the Leading Food Companies in Germany

“We appreciate the teamwork and efficiency for such an exhaustive and comprehensive report. The data offered to us was exactly what we were looking for. Thank you!”

- Intuitive Surgical

“I recommend Fortune Business Insights for their honesty and flexibility. Not only that they were very responsive and dealt with all my questions very quickly but they also responded honestly and flexibly to the detailed requests from us in preparing the research report. We value them as a research company worthy of building long-term relationships.”

- Major Food Company in Japan

“Well done Fortune Business Insights! The report covered all the points and was very detailed. Looking forward to work together in the future”

- Ziering Medical

“It has been a delightful experience working with you guys. Thank you Fortune Business Insights for your efforts and prompt response”

- Major Manufacturer of Precision Machine Parts in India

“I had a great experience working with Fortune Business Insights. The report was very accurate and as per my requirements. Very satisfied with the overall report as it has helped me to build strategies for my business”

- Hewlett-Packard

“This is regarding the recent report I bought from Fortune Business insights. Remarkable job and great efforts by your research team. I would also like to thank the back end team for offering a continuous support and stitching together a report that is so comprehensive and exhaustive”

- Global Management Consulting Firm

“Please pass on our sincere thanks to the whole team at Fortune Business Insights. This is a very good piece of work and will be very helpful to us going forward. We know where we will be getting business intelligence from in the future.”

- UK-based Start-up in the Medical Devices Sector

“Thank you for sending the market report and data. It looks quite comprehensive and the data is exactly what I was looking for. I appreciate the timeliness and responsiveness of you and your team.”

- One of the Largest Companies in the Defence Industry
We use cookies to enhance your experience. By continuing to visit this site you agree to our use of cookies . More info.
X